[Good Return (Ship) of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Benjamin Franklin Wing, kept by Benjamin Franklin Wing on voyage from 2 Sept. 1851-6 Apr. 1855]
Log, kept by Benjamin Franklin Wing, relating to a whaling voyage to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans and Okhotsk Sea; Includes descriptions of types of whales (blackfish, blue, bowhead, finback, gray, humpback, killer, right, and sperm whales) seen or taken, accidents and death at sea, indigenous people, and punishment on ship; and inventories of whale oil and bone and account of provisions used. Other places represented include Faial Island, Sao Jorge Island, Maio Island, Mocha Island, Juan Fernandez Islands, Lahaina, Honolulu, Caroline Atoll, Tahiti, Kauai, Magdalena Bay, and Aitutaki Atoll; Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Benjamin Franklin Wing, on voyage from 2 Sept. 1851-6 Apr. 1855 to the North of Western, Western Islands, San Antonio, between Pigeon and River Platte, South of Coast of Chile, Juan Fernandez, Galapagos, Tuamatos, On the Line, Hawaiian, Anadyr, Coast of Kamchatka, Arctic Ocean, Coast of California, Okhotsk Sea, and South of Tuamatos whaling grounds; owner-agent: Henry Taber & Company; built at Rochester, Mass., 1827.
In the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library